Journal articlesAn evaluation of the use of the Maxxcare Pro Evolution Heel Boot in a rehabilitation care setting

An evaluation of the use of the Maxxcare Pro Evolution Heel Boot in a rehabilitation care setting

07/11/17 | Pressure Ulcers, Products, Wellbeing and concordance | Nia Jones, Nicola Ivins, Vicky Ebdon, Michael Clark

An evaluation was conducted across six rehabilitation wards in the South-East Wales area to observe the performance of the Maxxcare Pro Evolution Heel boot in this care setting and to review the acceptance of the boot among a cohort of patients with restricted mobility at risk of pressure damage. Seventeen patients were included in this evaluation and all were deemed to be either at risk of developing pressure damage or had existing pressure damage to the heel. The mean age of the cohort was 75 years. Patients were monitored for 14 days during which skin assessments were conducted. The Maxxcare Pro Evolution Heel boot has been designed to offload the heel during extensive periods of unrelieved pressure whilst in bed or in a sitting position. The findings from this evaluation suggest that the Maxxcare Pro Evolution Heel boot was effective in protecting the heels of patients at risk of developing pressure damage in a rehabilitation setting.